Nationwide Hire has raised £10,000 for The Moving On Project, a charity tackling mental health issues in young people.

Close to Nationwide Hire’s offices, The Moving on Project provides support solely for young people, offering free, confidential counselling for 11 to 25-year olds, helping them tackle issues affecting their education and progression into adult life.

Our fundraising target for Youth Mental Health

12 months ago, our staff set an ambitious fundraising target of £10,000. Members of staff could donate any monthly amount between £2 and £10 through a staff salary sacrifice scheme, they hosted themed parties and office events including cake sales, a World Cup Semi Final day and a successful summer Charity Shield football tournament involving local businesses, set to become an annual fundraiser. At the start of September 2018, we’d hit our target, raising a grand total of £10,557.38.

Lynne Martin, Project Manager at The Moving On Project comments; “Anyone can set a target but not everyone can reach it. Nationwide Hire’s employees were determined to raise £10,000 to help The Moving On Project counselling service for young people and they did it. Deeply committed and caring people; it has been a privilege to have been chosen as their charity of the year. They have raised awareness of the work of The Moving On Project and the difficulties many young people experience. Every employee should be proud of the difference they have made. The money raised has helped counsel 597 young people this year so far and it means we can continue to counsel many others. Counselling, as one young person said, “means everything”. Many feel they have been able to overcome their worries, be more confident and achieve a happier and healthier perspective on life “.

Lee Fisher, Nationwide Hire’s HR and Training Manager adds; “We’re thrilled to have hit our target. Many young people are suffering from anxiety, stress, depression and cyber-bullying and the funds we’ve raised this year will help to support young people and make a real difference.”

Nationwide Hire continues to support the Moving On Project. In November, Lee will be raising money for the Moving on Project and Mind in the form of a 50 hour non-stop DJ session, starting at 7pm on Thursday 1st November and finishing at 9pm on Saturday 3rd November. He might take the Monday off …

Pictured here are Nationwide Hire staff; left to right: Kurtis Pryor, Matt Apps, Chloe Whitehead, Gavin Symonds, Lynne Martin (Moving On Project), Lee Fisher and Sonia Donoghue.